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Frederick Sanger Quotes and Sayings

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Scientific research is one of the most exciting and
rewarding of occupations.
- Frederick Sanger

It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands,
seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge.
It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.
- Frederick Sanger

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940.
Although not a scientist herself she has contributed
more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.
- Frederick Sanger

I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
- Frederick Sanger

 

Until 1943 I received no stipend.
I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter
of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer.
- Frederick Sanger

In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids.
- Frederick Sanger

It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research,
both technically and as a way of life,
and I owe much to him.
- Frederick Sanger

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After taking my B.A.
degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further
year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry,
and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a
first class examination result.
- Frederick Sanger

And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943,
both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction
that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much
to our understanding of living matter.
- Frederick Sanger

Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my
brother Theodore (a year older than me),
I soon became interested in biology and developed a
respect for the importance of science and the scientific method.
- Frederick Sanger

Through art and science in their broadest senses it
is possible to make a permanent contribution towards
the improvement and enrichment of human life and it
is these pursuits that we students are engaged in.
- Frederick Sanger

Initially I had intended to study medicine,
but before going to University I had decided that I
would be better suited to a career in which I could
concentrate my activities and interests more on a single
goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession.
- Frederick Sanger

I believe that we have been doing this not primarily
to achieve riches or even honour,
but rather because we were interested in the work,
enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile.
- Frederick Sanger

When I was young my Father used to tell me that the
two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit
of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel
must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes
for literature and the sciences.
- Frederick Sanger

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

The secret of improved plant breeding,
apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
- Luther Burbank

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb
cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
- Dave Barry

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,
and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh

The means by which we live have outdistanced
the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used
as an excuse for persecution,
and our profoundest scientific insight is made into
a means of mass destruction.
- Bertrand Russell

Indeed science alone may perhaps be sterile when pursued
without an understanding of the world in which scientific
knowledge is created and in which the fruits of science are used.
- Polykarp Kusch

For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead
to a constant increase of expenditure.
- Richard Cobden

A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates
a much greater confusion of thought than one which
contents itself with simple popular practices.
- Johan Huizinga

My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification;
and I am convinced that it will not be long before
the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.
- Gregor Mendel

Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific
attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a
phenomenon in order to analyze them.
- Arthur Erickson

For the resolving powers of our scientific instruments decide,
at a given moment, of the size and the vision of our Universe,
and of the image we then make of ourselves.
- Albert Claude

The restriction of studies of human intellect and character
to studies of conscious states was not without influence
on a scientific studies of animal psychology.
- Edward Thorndike

Selling drug secrets violates a trust that is fundamental
to the integrity of both scientific research and our financial markets.
- Charles Grassley

We also had to bring with us some desired scientific
equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines.
For that, I had to conduct two space walks.
- Philippe Perrin

The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes,
though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim.
Both aim at reaching the most real.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Polytechnique is a school whose multidisciplinary,
very high scientific level curriculum is invaluable.
- Philippe Perrin

We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth.
- Kenneth Miller

Nothing is less predictable than the development of
an active scientific field.
- Charles Francis Richter

A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study.
- Saul Bellow

We are the recipients of scientific method.
We can each be a creative and active part of it if we so desire.
- Kary Mullis

In praising science, it does not follow that we must
adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed.
In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
- Dean Inge

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific
pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative.
Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so.
Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
- Eric Gill

Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible,
but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism
has been found in research.
- Ronald Fisher

Most of the scientific community believes that for
the full potential of embryonic stem cell research to be reached,
the number of cell lines readily available to scientists must increase.
- Ron Kind

I think that for the highest achievements nowadays...
need to have the stable as a rock scientific base.
And also need to own modesty.
- Alexander Alekhine

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact
rarely get as far as fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The falsification of scientific data or analysis is always a serious matter.
- Ed Markey

The real difference between a man's scientific judgments
about himself and the judgment of others about him
is he has added sources of knowledge.
- Edward Thorndike

The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled
the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made.
- Donella Meadows

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women,
of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career.
Well, it has not been easy.
- Marie Curie

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term,
but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
- Todd Akin

Scientific innovations continually provide us with
new means of analyzing the finds.
- Richard Leakey

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment
has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
- Michael Polanyi

In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality,
it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable,
it does not speak about reality.
- Karl Popper

One of the things that I've been doing recently in
my scientific research is to ask this question:
Is the universe actually capable of performing things
like digital computations?
- Seth Lloyd

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific
Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical
generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen

Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits
know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
- Herbert Spencer

A World is not an ideology nor a scientific institution,
nor is it even a system of ideologies;
rather,
it is a structure of unconscious relations and symbiotic processes.
- William Irwin Thompson

The lived experiences which could not find adequate
scientific expression in the substance doctrine of
rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

The scientific and technological discoveries that have
made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part
of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together.
- Lester B. Pearson

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine
and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light
has found the lost paradise.
- Horace Mann

Our society has lost confidence in the power of reason,
except perhaps scientific reason.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art,
a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system.
Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
- Aldous Huxley


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